Features of the EOPT Act

15 April 2024
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) introduced a new Republic Act (RA) to simplify tax filings for taxpayers in the Philippines through various tax amendments and clarifications.

The Ease of Paying Taxes (EOPT) Act or RA 11976 was signed into law on January 5, 2024, by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. It was published in the Official Gazette on January 7, 2024, and fully took effect on January 22, 2024.

The act’s goal was to simplify the tax filing for those classified as small or micro taxpayers through the file-and-pay-anywhere system, which allows for most tax procedures to be completed online. It also utilises an invoice system to improve the registration process and hasten VAT refund processes.

The tax filing processes highlighted in the act were further simplified through various amendments and clarifications added by the BIR through different Revenue Regulations (RR) and Revenue Memorandum Circulars (RMC).

These new laws are as follows:

No. of Issuance  

Subject of the Issuance


Date of Issuance
RR No. 3-2024Value-Added Tax (VAT) and Title V - Percentage Tax

Showcases various amendments on Sales/Exchange of Services, Gross Sales, Invoices, VAT, and other transitory provisions.

April 11, 2024

RR No. 4-2024The filing of tax returns and payment of taxes and other matters affecting the declaration of taxable income

Clarifies the modes of Filing Tax Returns and Payment in Internal Revenue Taxes, and other laws that affect declarations of Taxable Income

April 11, 2024

RR No. 5-2024On tax refunds.Implements the amendments introduced by the EOPT act such as the ‘Risk-Based Approach to Verification of VAT Refund Claims, Liability of Tax Payer Claimants, and other Tax Credit processes

April 11, 2024

RR No. 6-2024On the imposition of reduced interest and penalty rates for micro and small taxpayersExplains the updated imposition of Interest and Civil Penalty Rates applicable to both Micro and Small Taxpayers.

April 11, 2024

RR No. 7-2024Registration procedures and invoicing requirementsExplains the amendments on the Invoicing and Accounting Requirements for VAT registered individuals, Registration procedures, and guidelines on the preservations of books of accounts records under the tax code.

April 11, 2024

RR No. 8 - 2024 On Tax Payer classification Explains the amended classification of taxpayers and provisions regarding taxpayer re-classification April 11, 2024 


Tax Services in Mazars

Keeping up to date with the constant changes and amendments to tax laws can become quite tedious to manage. At Mazars, we work closely with clients – offering solutions that simplify their compliance and help them navigate complex tax situations with confidence.

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